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29 Craigmillar Park, Newington, Edinburgh, EH16 5PE, United Kingdom – Show map
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Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
Children and Extra Beds
Children older than 5 years are welcome.
Cribs are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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This Hilton hotel provides an express 24-hour shuttle bus to Edinburgh Airport, which is just 2 minutes away. It features an indoor pool, sauna and gym and a fine restaurant.
Score from 1059 reviews Very good
This 3-star hotel offers free Wi-Fi, free parking and a 17-meter (55 feet) indoor heated pool. It has a quiet location, less than 5 miles from both Edinburgh Airport and the center of the city.
Score from 600 reviews Very good
Overlooking Leith Links Park, the Culane House Hotel is 2 miles or a 10 minute bus ride from Edinburgh's city center. Free Wi-Fi and free on-street parking are available.
Score from 328 reviews Very good
Overlooking private gardens, Channings is a friendly 4-star hotel with free Wi-Fi and a wine bar. Princes Street is a 10-minute walk away.
Score from 241 reviews Excellent
Very freindly and lovey room and nice big comfy bed
Big comfy bed
Great location on the bus route. Very welcoming staff and very contemporary clean rooms. Breakfast was awesome.
Truly a nice place to stay. Great breakfast the owner and family go out of their way to help you with everything you might need.
Cath was very friendly and provided helpful information on what to see, buses to catch, restaurant suggestions etc; we were sightseeing within one hour of booking in to her guest house.
It's quite an old building so some of the fixtures eg the shower, was a bit of a challenge.
Very quiet residential location. Good staff. Breakfast was good.
The house is not sound-proofed so you can hear people walking and talking in the corridor. Luckily the other guests were very quiet. While we were there (2 nights), the wifi didn't work.
Public transport (buses) to Edinburgh stop right outside and the large room. The owner was very friendly and helpful also.
Limited diner venues close by.
Owners freindliness and advice on how to get about.
Spiral stairs was difficult for the more mature person especially with baggage.
We were made feel so welcome by Cath whose attention to detail is evident throughout. The tea making facility, complimentary toiletries and thoughtful packed breakfast for an early departure were all unexpected extras. The furnishings are elegant and comfortable and the city is a short bus ride away.
We were so spoiled we found it hard to leave.
Cath was a delight. She did her best to make me feel right at home.
Amazing and knowledgeable host, cooked breakfast made the way you like, quick and easy bus trip into town, very well maintained rooms, comfortable
Didn't dislike anything
Helpful B&B owner, beautiful room (refurbished fairly recently and to a high standard with nice touches; nice high ceilings; very good size and overlooking the garden at the back). Although its a little out of town there is a bus stop just outside which goes straight in and they seem regular.
The B&B is on a main road and I don't believe the rooms at the front have double glazing (thankfully we were at the back). We were awoken each morning around 6.30-7 by the noise of the water pipes (which made noise intermittently then for the next few hours). My partner is a good sleeper and even he had trouble sleeping through this. Breakfast hour was quite restricted (till 9) though the owner did say we could come a little later.
From the minute we arrived cath was very welcoming and could not do enough for us. We like that she gave us a business card with all the contact detail and that it had all the bus numbers for town and back again breakfast was lovely and fresh room cleaned every day, a very homely place and would recommended staying there to anyone, good value for money.
Nothing we like everything
We have stayed in many places throughout Europe and have had good experiences. Alba House, however, tops them all for gracious, warm hospitality. Jim does the cooking (perfect poached eggs) and Cath handles the everyday running of the household with cheerful equanimity. No request is denied, and we had some very particular ones. Everything about the house, from its gardens to the sunny dining room, to the extra-comfy beds, makes a stay at Alba House a worthy one. We highly recommend it! Bonnie and David Cousineau Cape Neddick, Maine
The staff, great, just a shame room was at front, very busy main road.
The most advantageous side is closeness to the city . Plus, the beauty of a suburban neıghbourhood coupled with a very cordial welcome and service made our visit an unforgettable experience in the capital of the beautiful Scotland
Noise from the street. The room was smaller than we expected as compared to the money paid.
Our room was right at the top of the house and was well equipped and very comfortable. The hosts were friendly and attentive and breakfast was fantastic: great quality and lots of choices.
Can't think of a thing.
Location good, breakfast good
Not told when booking we would get an attic bedroom. Would recommend checking what room you are getting and avoid attic rooms.
We received a lovely greeting by our host Cath on arrival followed by lots of information and a tour of the premises. Room was spacious and tastefully decorated. Great position on the bus route .
Extremely overpriced, the bathroom had no shelf space near the sink or hooks on the door to hang clothes/towels etc- not clean enough. The attention to detail was not there- bins not emptied, tea/coffee supplies not replenished, no tissues in bathroom. The breakfast was passable but the pastries etc were not fresh on the day Our bed was uncomfortable and not commercial grade the slats collapsed in the night and we had to put the bed together at 4 in the morning!- Cath did not seem too surprised when we told her- we were moved to another room for the following night but weren't advised of this until late evening so moved all our things across at 11pm. The communication between her daughter and the guests could be much improved- not satisfactory if left in charge.Back room overlooked garden and washing on the line- front room was quite noisy from traffic. Would not stay here again, was disappointed.
Everything...friendly host, delicious food, great location-easy bus access to castle, beautiful home
the staff was very nice and helpful.
the price was exagerated for the quality of the room .
- Good tips from host for transport, sightseeing - Flexibility with breakfast for early "runners" to the airport - Lovely place with nice people
Everything. Helpful friendly owner. Quiet. Comfortable beds. Good position. Handy for buses. Great breakfast.
I really like it. My only comment is that the second day, they did not clean the room, garbage and vacuum was not made and you can notice it. But pretty good, comfortable and very nice host.
The cleaning of the room was not good the second day
The hostess made us feel welcome from the first moment. She gave us useful suggestions on where to go to and how to get there best. The room we had was quiet and clean and we slept like babies. It was roomy and nicely decorated. The location is perfect to get in and out of the city. The bus stop is right in front of the door. Day ticket is GBP 3.50. We had a car for day trips and took the bus into the city.
Breakfast between 8-9 felt a bit tight if you want to sleep in but we managed.
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